Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Little Happenings

I haven’t been taking as many pictures as I would like these days, but June has been a very unique month for us – coming back to the States, preparing for baby, getting settled at my in-laws, celebrating birthdays, getting settled in Pingree, preparing for baby again, & then finally, welcoming my husband home.

We’re all together as a family again.  We’re loving summertime.  We’re so blessed.

I can only think of one word to express my emotions.  Gratitude.  Gratitude for good health, safe travels, family, friends, support, love, barbecues, swimming parks, & so many more simple things that I always took for granted.

We celebrated Carlie’s birthday at my mom & dad’s place last month.  She got her first bike & a bubble machine among too many other gifts that she was spoiled with. ;)

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I made a pink lemonade cake…twice.  The first one took hours.  It was nearly a masterpiece.  I didn’t know what the heck I was doing, but I thought I could figure it out.  I was wrong.  It looked horrible.  I tried to fix it, but I made it worse.  I resorted to a simple sheet cake & decided that I am in need of some serious practice in the cake making department.

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Cousin Lily is such a cutie pie.  My girls love hanging out with her.

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This is what my mom & dad’s living room looks like when those 3 little girls get together.  I should submit this photo to Disney’s Family Fun Magazine.  My dad’s playing some favorite classics out of an old 1960 Disney songbook (Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf, Davey Crockett, Sleeping Beauty’s I Know You).  Priceless.

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Having fun with cousin Hattie in Rexburg…

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And finally (for now), swimming lessons which was every day for 2 weeks in at the Blackfoot Swimming Pool.  Both girls rocked Level 1 and had a great time.

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Can’t wait to post all the fun times at the Wolfley homestead – horse riding, swinging, playing with Wolfer, eating Creamies (I’ll stop already).

Love, Sharee 

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Turning 28

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I’m on the fence about turning 28 yesterday.  I once knew a girl who told me that growing old was fun.  I think about that a lot.  As my husband always says, “It’s all a matter of perspective.”  This is true.  When I’m 35, I’ll think 28 is young, so I might as well think it’s young now.  Celebration is in order all month long.

I prefer milkshakes on my birthday, so we called an urgent family meeting at Rupe’s to scrap cake & grab a shake.

Delicious…and motivating.  I’m pretty sure that in the above picture I’m deciding that the last 2 years of my 20s are going to be wild.  Maybe I’ll get a manicure…or start wearing jewelry.  Better yet, I might even find me a fashionable pair of shoes or a cute outfit on-line.  Okay, that last one might be living on the edge.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Eight Years

Once upon a time, an Idaho piano girl

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and an Idaho farm boy (who is really a genius)

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felt a connection they chose to explore.

Here we are…eight years later…still trying to perfect the art of being in love, becoming one tree, not two.

Picture of the two of us should be inserted here.  I’ll work on that.  Maybe it’s appropriate that I don’t have one seems how I’m a widow at the moment.

I can’t decide what’s more shocking to me  – the little fact that we’ve been married for eight years or the sad fact that we’re spending our anniversary away from each other.  My in-laws took me out to my favorite restaurant tonight.  Very nice, but we were definitely missing someone. ;)

I love you Jared.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Morgan Weekend

I arrived in the United States just before Memorial weekend.  My journey stopped in Salt Lake this time which I was very happy about.  I’m not sure I could’ve prodded the girls back onto another plane to Idaho Falls. 

My sister-in-law, Kristen, picked us up and took us to her house in Morgan for the weekend.  This was a very good thing.  My girls were dying for some much needed cousin time, and I was dying for a nap. ;)  Kristen is an awesome mother.  Suffice it to say that this woman knows how to get things done with a smile on her face.  I look up to her…a lot.

Carlie & Claire are little buddies AND they have the same letters in their names.  Now that’s cool.

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AnnMarie moniters the two of them, but mostly hangs out with her debate partner, Drew.

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I’m sad that I didn’t get any pictures of AnnMarie & Drew together, but I will later on this summer.  They’ll both be starting kindergarten this fall, & they’re both too smart for their own good.  Their conversations are worth documenting. 

Drew: This particular animal has particularly long legs.

AnnMarie: Is it a grasshopper?

Drew: No, I think that’s an insect.

AnnMarie: What about a sloth?

This next one was pretty good, too:

AnnMarie: Drew, you need to eat your eggs.

Drew: I know AnnMarie.

AnnMarie: They’re loaded with protein, and they’ll give you lots of energy.

Drew: Yeah, I know.

Too funny.  Little Einsteins I say.

Kate & Will are both amazingly talented – loved loved hanging out with them and getting to know them better.  They both helped prepare a pre-birthday celebration for Carlie.  Will was awesome at helping me make the cupcakes by the way.

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Each cousin made a homemade card for her.  Yeah, we’ll be saving those forever.  Check-out AnnMarie’s homemade sticker book.

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I wish I had more pictures. :(  My brain is in a hundred places trying to hold it together with this new transition again.  Still waiting for Captain Wolfley to join us.  All is well, but I can’t wait to see my hubby again in a few more weeks.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Baby Shower

A few days before I came back to the United States, the Relief Society in our branch threw me an amazing baby shower.  I feel so blessed.  I didn’t deserve it.

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A recent reactivated member insisted on playing live music.  It was priceless.

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The sister missionaries were more than supportive as usual.  I love these American girls so much.

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They even sang a special musical number in my honor – Enrique Iglesias’ ‘I Can Be Your Hero, Baby.’  That’s right, it was awesome.  I didn’t know whether or not to laugh my head off or cry.  I did both.

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The food was fabulous.  Our Relief Society President is a professional cook, and I’m not just saying that. For real, she’s amazing.

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A few ladies that I’d never even met came out.  They caught word and decided to join the party.  They were really getting into the matching game.

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I was surrounded by dear friends like Elsa, my visiting teaching companion.  Her laugh is contagious.  The first time we went visiting teaching together, we had a misunderstanding about who was suppose to drive.  When we finally figured out that it was in fact me, I rushed to pick her up, but she was already walking to our appointment down a busy road in her dress & high heels; sweet dedication at its finest.

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My visiting teacher, Maria:

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Rocio – this girl is one of the most compassionate people I’ve ever met.  She always tries to talk to me in English to help me feel more comfortable.  She always offers to babysit our girls.  I just love her.

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Almost every gift I received was handmade – clothes, blankets, diaper holders, burp clothes, everything.

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Thank you so much Venado Tuerto RS.  I will miss you.

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